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  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South go 3-0 at quads

    Jaden Glauser and Jake Leske each went 3-0 Saturday at the Niles West Quad to lead the McHenry wrestling team to a sweep in Skokie.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op 2nd in Dave Logterman Memorial Harlem Invitational

    The Jacobs boys co-op swimming team placed second Saturday at the Dave Logterman Memorial Harlem Invitional in Machesney Park with 268 points, 22 poin ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball: McHenry tops Crystal Lake South after Gators' hot start

    McHENRY – McHenry's Maki Mohr ended the first quarter with an emphatic dunk.The Warriors had trailed ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:37 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry defeats Woodstock North

    Liz Alsot recorded her third straight double-double Saturday with 17 points and 15 rebounds for McHenry in a 59-37 nonconference girls basketball win ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:26 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs win FVC duals

    WRESTLINGCrystal Lake Central 50, Cary-Grove 21: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (2-0, 2-0 Fox Valley Co ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad John Flood of UW-Whitewater semifinalist for D-III football's Gagliardi Trophy

    On Saturdays in the fall, John Flood’s goal is to help the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team chase another national championship.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls bowling: McHenry tops Woodstock

    McHenry girls bowling topped Woodstock, 2,169-1,665,Thursday evening at Wayne’s Lanes in Woodstock. Warriors sophomore Destiny Draheim led the team wi ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry beats Cary-Grove; Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire

    The McHenry wrestling team beat Cary-Grove, 39-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday night at McHenry. McHenry’s Tyler Lowery (138 pounds) ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Woodstock's Tafoya the Player of the Week, power rankings and notes

    Northwest Herald Player of the Week Camryn Tafoya, Woodstock, jr., GTafoya, a 5-foot-3 guard, tied t ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • Football: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Fox Valley Conference football team, which was released Wednesday.All-Fox Valley Con ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry defeats Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After McHenry jumped on a loose ball near midcourt late in the fourth quarter, senior guard Julia Rice raised her hands, looking for th ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • High school girls bowling: McHenry falls to Grayslake Central

    Rebecca Beaman rolled a 549 series to lead McHenry, but the Warriors lost to Grayslake Central, 2,426-2,350, on Tuesday at Hawthorn Lanes in Vernon Hi ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • PHOTOS: High school girls basketball – Prairie Ridge vs. McHenry

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    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry falls to Grayslake North

    Despite a 632 series by McHenry's Ryan Hicks, including a team-high 235 game, the Warriors lost to Grayslake North on Monday, 2,990-2,816, at Fair Hav ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marian Central wins Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team went 3-0 Saturday to finish first overall at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins twice, makes title game of Ottawa tournament

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored 28 points against Oak Forest and 29 points against CICS Longwood on Friday as the Indians went 2-0 at the Dean Rile ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball

    Athlete of the Week Vannessa GarreltsMarian Central, jr., GThe 5-foot-5 junior led the Hurricanes to ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry, Huntley goes 3-0 at quad

    The Crystal Lake South and McHenry wrestling team split the 14 bouts in their Fox Valley Conference opener, but the Gators used three pins and two for ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo, McHenry, Johnsburg, Marian Central win

    Marissa Knobloch hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead the Marengo girls basketball team in a 36-31 win over Woodstock on Tuesday a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school basketball: McHenry can't beat buzzer, falls to Hononegah

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Gavin Markgraff scored from long range, midrange, drove to the basket for 3-point plays and snagged a game-high 11 rebounds for McHenry ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

    Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr planted the seed of this year’s motivation early for Tigers senior Lenny Petersen.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi top 6 in 2 events at state; McHenry's Payton Lange medals

    EVANSTON – Valerie Tarazi didn't feel great but always believed she had a shot.The defending state c ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry, Marian Central, Crystal Lake co-op at girls swimming state meet

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    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:19 am
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi and McHenry's Payton Lange qualify for state finals

    EVANSTON – Two local swimmers took steps toward some history in the IHSA state meet preliminaries Friday at Evanston High School.
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school girls basketball: Marian Central, Woodstock North, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Junior guard Vannessa Garrelts, who picked up an offer from NCAA Division I Bradley this week, scored 22 points to lead the Marian Central girls baske ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • On Campus: Marian Central grads Kaufmann, Giustino earn volleyball playing time at Murray St.

    Describing Murray State University’s volleyball practices can be a challenge for Racers players.Coac ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 7:17 pm
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry defeats Grayslake North

    Joey Khan rolled a match-high 602 series and a match-high 258 game to lead the McHenry boys bowling team to a 2,702-2,542 nonconference win Thursday a ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Adam McCloud (first season)Last year’s record: 6-21 overall, 3 ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: 5 from McHenry, 2 other locals prepare for state meet

    As a freshman at the state's biggest swimming meet last year, McHenry’s Payton Lange felt a little overwhelmed.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Woodstock North; Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron lose

    Crystal Lake Central edged Woodstock North, 33-31, Wednesday at the Harvest Christian Academy girls basketball tournament in Elgin. Jane Johnsey led t ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South to open FVC play

    McHENRY – After weeks of practicing against one another, McHenry was finally able to unleash its two 6-foot forwards on an outside opponent Tuesday.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • High school girls basketball: 5 to watch

    Liz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot (6-foot) almost averaged a double-double as a sophomore, with 12.3 poi ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season)Last season’s record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry and Marian Central swimmers heading to state

    Five McHenry swimmers (three individuals and two relays) and one from Marian Central qualified for state at the Lake Forest Sectional on Saturday.
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry's Hannah Lange ready for last shot at state

    Last year's state swimming meet was a bittersweet bit of role reversal for McHenry's Hannah Lange.Tw ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school sports insider: Hampshire cross country runner Jake Oury Athlete of the Week; girls swimming updates

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJake OuryHampshire, sr.Oury ran 14:49 to take ninth in the Class 2A boys race at ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Boys bowling roundup: Johnsburg defeats Woodstock: McHenry falls to Grayslake Central

    NORTHWEST HERALDJacob Smith bowled a 676 series, and Tony Murtaugh bowled a 613 to lead Johnsburg to ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South's Wolski to sign with University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Crystal Lake South senior Nick Wolski took the college baseball recruitment process into his own hands.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry wins Fox Valley Conference Championship meet

    WOODSTOCK – By the end of the Fox Valley Conference Championship girls swimming meet, McHenry senior Hannah Lange's voice was starting to go hoarse, b ...
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Dundee-Crown's Anthony Hurgoi is the Athlete of the Week, plus cross country and girls swimming notes

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAnthony HurgoiDundee-Crown, jr.Hurgoi ran the best race of his life at the Class ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • Inside high school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge's Emily Baudin is Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekEmily BaudinPrairie Ridge, jr., OHBaudin led the Wolves' attack in both of their ...
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High School Football Notes: Huntley's upset win gets it one more home game

    Huntley won a first-round game in the 2015 Class 8A playoffs, but might have earned even more respect for what it did Friday night.
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High school football playoffs: Batavia ends McHenry's season in Class 7A opener

    BATAVIA – McHenry entered Saturday’s Class 7A first-round football playoff game making its first appearance in the postseason since 2007. The Warriors ...
    Oct. 30, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • On Campus: Dundee-Crown grad Freddy Martinez helps Carthage College soccer team as freshman

    In preparation for college soccer, Dundee-Crown graduate Freddy Martinez relied on advice from players who have been there.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • High school football: First-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 4ANo. 15 Marengo (5-4) at No. 2 Johnsburg (9-0)When: 6 p.m. SaturdayAbout the Indians: Marengo ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Huntley survives 3 match points, tops McHenry in regional final

    MACHESNEY PARK – As the final points played out in the Class 4A Harlem Regional final Thursday, Huntley starters and seniors Ally Dion and Caitlin Tho ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • High school football: McHenry manager overcame brain tumor 10 years ago

    When the music is blaring, sometimes Steven Hensley will bob his head to the beat. Sitting atop the McHenry football bleachers filming practice, he mi ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs tops McHenry in Huntley Sectional final; Dundee-Crown falls

    HUNTLEY – Jacobs' boys soccer team didn’t want a repeat of last season.Tuesday was a rematch of last ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school girls volleyball: McHenry defeats Dundee-Crown in regional semifinal

    MACHESNEY PARK – Twice, the Dundee-Crown girls volleyball team put itself in position to win the opening set of Tuesday’s Class 4A Harlem Regional sem ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Jacobs' Noah Melick is Athlete of the Week; postseason notes; more

    Athlete of the weekNoah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelick scored five goals in two games the past week, hel ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • High school girls volleyball insider: Huntley's Taylor Jakubowski Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Taylor JakubowskiHuntley, fr., SThe freshman setter helped lead the Red Raiders ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • High school football notes: Johnsburg poised for playoff run

    Johnsburg football players huddled around coach Dan DeBoeuf after beating Marengo in the regular-season finale Friday. The Skyhawks had just completed ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge on target to meet in Class 6A semifinals

    The area’s top two football teams started the season playing one another, with Prairie Ridge beating Cary-Grove, 26-14.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school football: 2016 IHSA playoff pairings

    *Any times listed are tentativeClass 8A32. O’Fallon (5-4) at 1. Loyola Academy (9-0)17. Curie (8-1) ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school boys soccer: McHenry wins Class 3A DeKalb Regional title

    DeKALB – With 1:24 left to play in the first half Saturday against DeKalb, McHenry’s Connor Uhl headed in a goal off a set piece to give the Warriors ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

    Huntley's girls cross country team won the IHSA Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday with a team score of 41, beating out nine other teams. ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win regionals

    Huntley's boys cross country team won the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday behind sophomore Jeremy Roe’s first-place finish. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school football: Huntley wins both sides of the ball, downs McHenry 44-14

    HUNTLEY – It took until the final week of the regular season, but the Huntley football team finally put forth an entire four quarter effort and, with ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • PHOTOS: Huntley vs. McHenry football

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    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 9 games

    Live updates from Friday's Week 9 high school football games. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Prairie Ridge, wins first Fox Valley Conference title

    Huntley captured its first Fox Valley Conference girls volleyball championship in school history Thursday with a 25-20, 25-19 sweep against Prairie Ri ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Jacobs (4-4, 3-4) at Hampshire (3-5, 2-5) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday About the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • High school football: Q&A with McHenry running back Gio Purpura, player of the week

    Gio Purpura Height: 6-foot-1Weight: 180 poundsGio Purpura rushed for 262 yards and two touchdowns on ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Johnsburg' Logan Andersen is athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKLogan AndersenJohnsburg, sr. MAnderson scored a pair of crucial game-winning goal ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • High school football notes: Collins keeps Cary-Grove offense rolling

    For a quarterback, Bobby Collins doesn’t throw the ball much. But in Cary-Grove’s triple-option offense, he doesn’t need to. 
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • College football: Streveler, Tonyan meet up as South Dakota beats Indiana State

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Chris Streveler walked the South Dakota sideline after halftime without shoulder pads or a helmet, a white towel in his left hand ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 8:46 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees. Voting ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday.Wy ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 8:36 pm
  • High school football: Coverage, photos and more from Week 8

    Woodstock 34, Woodstock North 6PHOTOS: Woodstock North vs. WoodstockMcHenry 34, Hampshire 22PHOTOS: ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school football: McHenry tops Hampshire to clinch playoff berth

    HAMPSHIRE – After a first half in which Hampshire accomplished little, the scoring drive early in the third quarter capped by Jake Vincent’s 9-yard sc ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • High school boys soccer: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South

    McHENRY – It had been more than 300 minutes of game time since McHenry last scored before Justin Rutherford's header rolled across the goal line late ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton clinches Kishwaukee River Conference title share

    Addie Halverson had eight kills and six digs Thursday to lead Richmond-Burton to a 25-21, 25-15, Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball sweep ov ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Live updates: High school football results from Week 8 in McHenry County

    Live updates from the area's Week 8 high school football games ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • High school football Week 8 preview capsules

    Friday's gamesFox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0) at Jacobs (4-3, 3-3)When: 7 p.m.About th ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Prep sports insider: Molly Lyne of Crystal Lake co-op girls golf is Athlete of the Week; notes; postseason events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMolly LyneCrystal Lake Central co-op (Cary-Grove), fr., girls golfLyne has seemed ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Woodstock's Will Maidment is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, more

    Athlete of the week Will Maidment Woodstock, sr. F The senior scored four goals in two games, inc ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Huntley, Cary-Grove, Hampshire, Woodstock, Harvard win; Richmond-Burton ties

    Junior defender Adam Kaster scored in the 34th minute Tuesday to lead Huntley to a 1-0 Fox Valley Conference boys soccer victory over Prairie Ridge in ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Crystal Lake Central

    Jordan Proszenyak had six kills, three aces, 12 digs and two blocks Tuesday to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-23, 25-23 Fox Valley Conference girls v ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Prep roundup: Marian Central wins Class 1A Pontiac Sectional

    Marian Central senior Sophia Archos shot 89 to lead the Hurricanes girls golf team to a championship at the Class 1A Pontiac Sectional played Monday a ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central Co-op's Molly Lyne, Jacobs' Stephanie Fiorentino advance to state

    BUFFALO GROVE – Crystal Lake Central Co-op golfer Molly Lyne used momentum from back-to-back eagles on Nos. 9 and 10 to propel her into a tie for seco ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • Prep football notes: Marian Central needs to win last 2 games

    Marian Central knows its margin of error has dissipated to zero.If the Hurricanes want to make the C ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge's Annie Timm wins FVC Tournament No. 1 singles title; Jacobs, PR tie for team title

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge senior Annie Timm tried to hold back the tears as she walked off the court Saturday at Hampshire, but as she hugged friends ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school football: McHenry beats Dundee-Crown, eligible for playoffs

    McHENRY – Ideally, McHenry would have liked something clean and crisp, something more aesthetically pleasing to make itself playoff-eligible for the f ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry vs. Dundee-Crown football

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    Oct. 8, 2016 - 6:09 pm
  • High school football: Week 7 stories, photos and coverage

    New power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the playoff chances for area teamsRichmond-Burton 39, Marengo ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Styf: McHenry County high school football playoff outlook after Week 7 games

    ClinchedPrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0), Class 6A - The Wolves remain the favorite to be the top seed in th ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • On Campus: UW-Whitewater vs. UW-Oshkosh football clash features 13 local players, 2 top-5 teams

    About four hours before a home game at Wisconsin-Whitewater, John Flood walks from the team’s pregame meal to the football locker room at Perkins Stad ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake Central; Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, McHenry 1: At McHenry, the Tigers came from behind to beat McHenry, 11-25, 25-20, 25-16, in an FVC match.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Girls swimming roundup: McHenry holds off Crystal Lake co-op

    McHenry's Payton Lange won two individual races and swam on two of the Warriors' three winning relays, helping them edge Crystal Lake co-op in a Fox V ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs tops McHenry, clinches FVC title outright

    Colin Walsh scored in the 60th minute Thursday, assisted by Gabe Swarthout, to break a scoreless tie and deliver Jacobs a 1-0 win over McHenry in a Fo ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 7 games

    Updates from the 10 high school football games around the area in Week 7. ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • High school football: Week 7 preview capsules

    FRIDAY'S GAMESFox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove (5-1, 4-1) at Crystal Lake South (2-4, 2-4)When: 7 p.m ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls golf: Ogden sisters lead McHenry to sectional qualification

    McHenry's Maddie Ogden shot an 87 on Wednesday at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan to finish fifth overall at the 2A Carmel Girls Golf Regional an ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 6:45 pm
  • High school boys golf: Three from McHenry advance from regionals

    McHenry freshman Truman Keppy shot a 76 on Tuesday at the Class 3A Lake Forest Boys Golf Regional, putting him six strokes off the winner and making h ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 6:43 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Johnsburg, Woodstock win dual meets

    Jacobs finished an undefeated conference season with a 7-0 sweep of Dundee-Crown in a Fox Valley Conference match in Carpentersville. 
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Huntley beats McHenry in OT; Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Aaron Ruffner was involved in both goals as Huntley came from behind to beat McHenry, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Harvard's Alonzo Carrillo is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the WeekAlonzo Carrillo, Harvard, Sr. Fwd.The senior captain led Harvard to three consecu ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Podcast: Week 7 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 7 high school football preview podcast with sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf features picks and prev ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekAva Pauly, McHenry, sr., OHPauly helped lead the Warriors to third place at the S ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • Statewide podcast: How does Johnsburg stack up statewide and can a 4-win team make playoffs?

    If there's a Chicago Public Schools teacher strike still going on when the IHSA playoff brackets are announced, what happens?
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge 5th in Harland Invitational

    Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale finished second Saturday at the Harland Invitational at Fox River Park in Burlington, Wisconsin, running the 3-mile course ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central wins Harland Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy, Weston Sterchi and Brandon Tomasello finished third through fifth Saturday, leading the Tigers to a team win in t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: McHenry goes 4-1 for third-place finish

    McHenry went 4-1 on Saturday to finish third in the Schwartzwalder Classic at IMSA in Aurora.The War ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:15 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock North win, Jacobs draws

    Second-half goals by Ismael Abarran and Alonzo Carrillo led Harvard to a 2-0 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Burlington Central on Saturday at Ha ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op takes second at Conant Invite; McHenry wins Rockford Jefferson Invite

    The Crystal Lake High School co-op relay team of Tessa Shorten, Jamie Gindorf, Rhiannon Wozny and Valerie Tarazi won the Class A 200-yard freestyle re ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:10 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge dominates McHenry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There's little doubt remaining that the Prairie Ridge football team has reached juggernaut status in McHenry County.
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • High school football: Week 6 results, coverage and photos

    New power rankings Styf: Breaking down area team's playoff chances Johnsburg 56, Woodstock North 0 ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Styf: High school football playoff chances for area teams after Week 6

    Clinched berth - Six winsPrairie Ridge (6-0, 5-0 FVC), Class 6A - One of the first two area teams gu ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • On Campus: McHenry grad Robert Tonyan Jr. seeing NFL interest

    Seeing NFL scouts at an Indiana State football practice is common these days.A year ago, Robert Tony ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • LIVE: Updates from Week 6 of high school football

    Live updates from all of the area Week 6 football games. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Dundee-Crown wins in penalties, hands McHenry first loss

    McHENRY – Dundee-Crown goalkeeper Luis Cruz wasn't tested much through 100 scoreless minutes of regulation and overtime Thursday, his defense and midf ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school football: Week 6 preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge wins FVC tourney, season titles; Ethan Farnam 1st

    CARY – An unlikely challenger for the Fox Valley Conference Boys Golf Championship emerged Thursday at Foxford Hills, as Crystal Lake South held a one ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge win in FVC

    Jordan Proszenyak and Hannah Koenig each finished with five kills and seven blocks to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-18, 25-15 Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins 4th straight FVC title

    PRAIRIE GROVE – For the first time, five teams had an opportunity to capture the Fox Valley Conference championship heading into the FVC girls golf to ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference girls golf tournament

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  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Woodstock win

    Goals by Noah Melick and Ryan Blanchard led Jacobs to a 2-1 win over Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer game Tuesday in Algonqu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South tops Huntley; Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win

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    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: McHenry's Jake King is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and game to watch

    Athlete of the weekJake King, McHenry, Sr. GKKing has not conceded a goal since returning to the lin ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Podcast: Week 6 McHenry County high school football preview

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    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • College men's soccer: McHenry County College comes back to beat Kennedy King

    McHenry County College's men's soccer team rallied to defeat Kennedy King, 3-1, Saturday in ChicagoT ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school volleyball: McHenry 3rd in Prospect Invitational behind 2 all-tournament players

    McHenry volleyball players Liz Alsot and Gabby Depersio were named to the Prospect Invitational all-tournament team Saturday, as the Warriors took thi ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini finished first, and Huntley was third Saturday at the Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Girls Cross Country Invitational at S ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker wins Grant's James Taylor Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker finished first and Richmond-Burton placed second Saturday at Grant's James Taylor Boys Cross Country Invitational at ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry wins own tournament; Jacobs beats DeKalb

    McHenry's boys soccer team captured the McHenry Classic title for the third year in a row, going 2-0 Saturday in McHenry with victories over Northridg ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. You can vote until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Styf: Breaking down the area high school football team's playoff chances after Week 5

    Five wins (playoff eligible)Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0), Class 6A - The Wolves continue to roll toward ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:41 am
  • High school football: Week 5 coverage, stories and photos

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    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: McHenry tops Jacobs

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    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs vs. McHenry football

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    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry defeats Harlem; Woodstock ties Wauconda

    McHenry's boys soccer team posted its ninth consecutive shutout Friday, beating Harlem, 4-0, in the 25th annual McHenry Classic in McHenry.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • On Campus: Woodstock North grad Jacob Britton helps Dubuque offense thrive at tackle

    Playing football at Dubuque University was a culture shock for sophomore Jacob Britton of Wonder Lake.
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  • High school football: Week 5 capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Huntley (3-1, 3-1) vs. Cary-Grove (3-1, 3-1) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school girls golf roundup: Pascente lead Prairie Ridge win hole-in-one, McHenry and Marengo also win

    Prairie Ridge's Sophia Pacente shot a 40, including the first competitive hole-in-one in school history, to lead the Wolves in a 180-239 nonconference ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 5 games

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  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry beats Jacobs/Hampshire; CL co-op tops Dundee-Crown

    Three McHenry swimmers – Caileigh McCafferty, Hannah Lange and Payton Lange – each won a pair of individual events as the Warriors took 10 of 11 varsi ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with McHenry's Colton Klein, player of the week

    Colton KleinHeight: 6-foot-4Weight: 180 poundsMcHenry quarterback Colton Klein passed for 248 yards ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central and McHenry win triangulars, Richmond-Burton takes dual

    Crystal Lake Central swept the top three finishes at its girls cross country triangular Tuesday, picking up a pair of Fox Valley Conference dual wins ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central win triangulars, Richmond-Burton takes dual

    Praire Ridge's Flilip Pajak and Mike Ostrow took the top two spots in Tuesday's 3-mile cross country race at McHenry Township Park, leading the Wolves ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock, McHenry, Alden-Hebron, Johnsburg, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Autumn Overly and Patience McKenzie each had 11 assists to drive the Woodstock offense in a Kishwaukee River conference win over Marengo, 25-21, 25-15 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, McHenry and Huntley win

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    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock and Jacobs win

    Julian Ajroja scored twice and assisted on another, while Jeremy Jareckyj had a goal and two assists, leading Dundee-Crown in a 4-0 Fox Valley Confere ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and McHenry win

    Jacobs' Stephanie Fiorentino shot a 35 to take medalist honors, but it wasn't enough as Crystal Lake Central co-op beat the Golden Eagles, 169-177, in ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:45 pm
  • Podcast: Previewing Week 5 of high school football in McHenry County

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    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Jacobs' Noah Melick is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekNoah Melick, Jacobs, Jr. FMelick scored eight goals and added an assist in a 3-1 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • On Campus: Jacobs grad Alyssa Ehrhardt, Prairie Ridge's Ali Witt excel for UIC volleyball

    UIC’s volleyball team took bonding to a new level this off-season.The players spent time attending o ...
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Football notes: Crystal Lake South's Keegan, Prairie Ridge's flag, McHenry's win, Cary-Grove's Pennington to return and more

    The moment is one which Crystal Lake South football coach Chuck Ahsmann recalls experiencing only twice, and not one he cares to go through again.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:42 am
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